Davide Rebellin Vs Two Generations Of Van Der Poel

Supported by You mightn’t have heard of the Sibiu Cycling Tour. In a regular racing season, this small Romanian stage race tends to go largely ignored by the majority of cycling fans. But this year’s edition — the race’s 10th — might just be a little different. For one thing, this five-stage event — which runs from … The post Davide Rebellin vs two generations of Van der Poel appeared first on CyclingTips .

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5 Things To Know About The Uci’S Overambitious, Overcrowded New Calendar

Overlapping Grand Tours and Monuments, a calendar that stretches into November, rule changes to lineup sizes for some races (but not all of them) – there’s plenty to digest from the UCI’s Tuesday unveiling of its new WorldTour calendars for 2020. Condensing more than 40 events into little more than three months, the redesigned schedules … The post 5 things to know about the UCI’s overambitious, overcrowded new calendar appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Revised 2020 Uci Worldtour Calendar Announced | Men’S And Women’S Paris-Roubaix To Take Place In October

Revised 2020 UCI WorldTour calendar announced

New dates confirmed for the Grand Tours, stage races and classics, including the first-ever women’s Paris-Roubaix

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41 Races In 4 Months: The Men’S And Women’S Worldtour Calendars, Unveiled

Supported by After weeks of discussions with stakeholders across the cycling world, UCI has unveiled the reshuffled men’s and women’s WorldTour calendars for 2020. With the majority of this season’s top-tier bike races postponed due to coronavirus concerns, both calendars have condensed what are usually some 10 full months of racing into less than four months, starting … The post 41 races in 4 months: The men’s and women’s WorldTour calendars, unveiled appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Trek-Segafredo Splits Up Its Grand Tour Trident

Supported by Divide and conquer. Roughly, that’s the plan for shared leadership Trek-Segafredo set out for its three GC riders on Thursday. Vincenzo Nibali will race the Giro d’Italia while Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema will take on the Tour de France. Mollema, Nibali, and last year’s Giro sensation Giulio Ciccone are slated to race the Vuelta … The post Trek-Segafredo splits up its grand tour trident appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Steve Cummings Has Retired From Professional Cycling, Here's A Recap Of His Best Win

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 The 38-year-old hangs up his wheels. Let's remember when he became a cycling sensation Steve Cummings has retired at the age of 38. A former road and time trial National Champion, three-time Grand Tour stage winner, Tour of Britain champion. But that’s not why you’ll remember him. The Merseyside rider will be remembered for a short 14 month period during his career where he was completely unstoppable. Starting in the July of 2015, ending in the September of 2016, Cummings etched out one of the most recent in phenomenon in professional cycling. It earned him six victories, fear among his peers and a resurgence to his career. Each win followed a formula. Kilometre after kilometre, stage after stage, he would mope around at the back of the peloton, like a grumpy schoolboy, hanging a metre or two off the next-final rider. Each day he will ...

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The 10 Most Impressive Performances In Men’S Road Cycling In 2019

The WorldTour is over for another year and the pros are off enjoying a well-earned break. The 2020 season will be here before we know it but before it is, let’s look back at the season that just finished. In this post we dive into the most impressive performance in men’s road cycling in 2019. … The post The 10 most impressive performances in men’s road cycling in 2019 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The Weekly Spin: The Great ‘Rider Of The Year’ Debate

Supported by With the 2019 road racing season effectively over, it’s time for the annual “Rider of the Year” debates. Yes, there’s still the six-stage Tour of Guangxi, which starts on Thursday. But none of the riders in the running for Rider of the Year honors are taking part. So with Il Lombardia in the rearview mirror, … The post The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Julian Alaphilippe To Skip Il Lombardia Bringing End To Successful Season

Julian Alaphilippe to skip Il Lombardia bringing end to successful season

Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2019 Frenchman skips final Monument of the year after being nominated for Velo d'Or Julian Alaphilippe will bring an end to a successful season after pulling out Il Lombardia this Saturday. The Frenchman has been the stand out rider for 2019 and was expected to line up at the Italian Monument at the weekend as one of the favourites. However, a taxing year of racing has seen Alaphillipe to call time on his year. 'I am really sad to tell you that I will not be racing Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia this week and that my incredible 2019 season has come to an end. You know that I always give everything and have done ever since my year started in Argentina,' said Alaphilippe. 'I’ve worked really hard to try and be at my peak for a third time this year, having raced hard at the Classics ...

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Preview: Can Rohan Dennis Win His Second Time Trial World Title?

Rohan Dennis goes into Wednesday’s World Championships time trial as the defending champ and, realistically, the rider to beat. But it’s been far from a smooth run-in for the enigmatic Australian, who left the Tour de France in mysterious circumstances and hasn’t raced since. In the past two seasons Dennis has raced the Vuelta in … The post Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Primoz Roglic Extends With Jumbo-Visma Through 2023

Supported by Jumbo-Visma has announced a lengthy contract extension for Primoz Roglic. The 29-year-old Slovenian will ride on with the Dutch WorldTour outfit through the 2023 season. “We have now reached a nice level together and I really believe that we can achieve even more,” Roglic said. “I have won some races in recent years, but you always … The post Primoz Roglic extends with Jumbo-Visma through 2023 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dimension Data Announce Signing Of Victor Campenaerts

Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal)

Team Dimension Data have announced the signing of Belgian time triallist Victor Campenaerts . The 27-year-old will join for 2020 as the team rebrands to Team NTT. Campenaerts has won two races this season, the final time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico and stage 4 of the Baloise Belgium Tour. He narrowly missed out on victory at the San Marino time trial at the Giro d'Italia after suffering a mechanical in the closing metres. His biggest achievement to date, however, came in April of this year. After months of preparation at altitude, Campenaerts broke the World Hour Record, recording a distance of 55.089km at the Aguascalientes Velodrome in Mexico. Campenaerts has been a professional since 2014, first for Sport Vlaanderen, then Jumbo-Visma, before spending the last two seasons at Lotto Soudal. "I'm really looking forward to my new adventure with Team NTT next year," said Campenaerts in a statement on Monday. "The ...

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Lutsenko: I Believe I Can Win The World Championships

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) in the break

Astana 's Alexey Lutsenko issued a statement of intent ahead of next month's UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire with a dramatic final-day victory at the Arctic Race of Norway on Sunday. The Kazakh champion toppled Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic) in a nail-biting battle on the finishing circuit in Narvik that came down to bonus seconds. Lutsenko had built his victory by making a 33-rider split on the frenetic rolling opening stage on the Lofoten islands and then limiting his losses to Barguil on the short-but-steep Storheia summit finish on Saturday, before snatching it at the very last. The Norway parcours , Lutsenko noted, bears a lot of similarities to the terrain on which he'll be racing at the Worlds in Yorkshire in a bid for the rainbow jersey on September 29. As such, his ambitions are high. "I think Yorkshire will be a really good Worlds for me," Lutsenko told ...

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Team Sunweb Confirm Signing Of Tiesj Benoot

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Team Sunweb have announced the signing of Tiesj Benoot from Lotto Soudal, with the Belgian agreeing a contract that will see him stay at the team until the end of 2021. Benoot turned professional with Lotto Soudal in 2015 and has raced with them for the past five seasons. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the peloton's premier classics riders, able to compete on the hills and over the cobbles alike. In his debut spring classics campaign, Benoot burst onto the scene with a fourth place at the Tour of Flanders, his best result yet at his home race. The 2018 edition of Strade Bianche is Benoot's sole career victory thus far, while fourth at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2018 and this year's Tour de Suisse count among his other career highlights. Benoot has raced two Tours de France, finishing 20th overall in 2017 and taking second place behind Daryl ...

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Reasons To Be Cheerful: What To Expect From The Rest Of The 2019 Cycling Season

Joe Robinson 13 Aug 2019 From a home Worlds to the return of Van der Poel, there's still plenty to expect from the 2019 cycling season The Tour de France may be over and the Spring Classics may be a distant memory but the 2019 cycling season still has plenty to offer. In fact, there are still eight men’s WorldTour and seven women’s WorldTour races still to be settled and the small issues of a World Championships in Yorkshire too. The final, and often most unpredictable, Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a Espana , is coming up soon and the last of the five Monuments, Il Lombardia, is still there to be settled. The latter half of the season can produce some of the very best racing. Top riders are often tired, some are battling for a new contract or team to carry them through the next season ...

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Simon Yates And Former Winner Adam Yates Bound For Clasica San Sebastian

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at the Tour de France

Double Tour de France stage winner Simon Yates and his brother Adam Yates will lead the Mitchelton-Scott team at this weekend's Clásica San Sebastián , the team has announced. Adam won the Spanish one-day race in 2015, but the pair will be up against French Tour star Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), who will start as the defending champion and overwhelming favourite. Adam Yates' victory four years ago was the then 22-year-old's first WorldTour win, and he crossed the line solo – 15 seconds in front of a group led home by Philippe Gilbert, which also included Alaphilippe and Simon Yates – not knowing that he was first, having believed there was still a breakaway ahead of him. Since then, Adam has won stages at WorldTour events including the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Volta a Catalunya, while Simon has taken stage victories at all three Grand Tours, and won the ...

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Nairo Quintana’S Father Confirms Rider's Move To Arkea-Samsic

Nairo Quintana’s father confirms rider's move to Arkea-Samsic

George Smith 26 Jul 2019 Longstanding rumours confirmed as Colombian set for move to French outfit Speaking to Colombian media, Nairo Quintana ’s father has confirmed that the winner Tour de France's Stage 18 will swap Movistar for Arkea-Samsic next year. ‘Nairo is changing teams, he's going to Arkea,’ Luis Quintana told Bogota's Blu Radio . ‘I'm telling you, Colombians, that Nairo will probably do very well.’ Rumours have been whirring around the future of the Grand Tour winner for months now, with Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué all but assuring he won’t stay with the Spanish team just this week. ‘Nairo has given us so many glorious days and I don't rule out that he will have some more, but it's been a couple of years now that he's not been at the great level we saw before,’ Unzué told Spain's Cadena Ser radio station on Monday. See related Tour ...

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Colombian Star Quintana To Join Arkea-Samsic Next Year, Says Father

Supported by Bogota, July 25, 2019 (AFP) – Colombian Nairo Quintana, who won stage 18 of the Tour de France on Thursday, will ride for French team Arkea-Samsic next year, his father said. The 29-year-old two-time Grand Tour winner — the most decorated cyclist in Colombia’s history — has spent the last seven years with Spaniards Movistar. … The post Colombian star Quintana to join Arkea-Samsic next year, says father appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Luke Rowe: Geraint Thomas Is Still The Tour De France Favourite

Geraint Thomas wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and teammate Luke Rowe hold the Welsh flag

Luke Rowe starts his fifth Tour de France in Brussels on Sunday in his usual domestique's role for Team Ineos . The question is, who – between defending champion Geraint Thomas and young pretender Egan Bernal – will he be working for come the final week of the race? It's the same question that everyone's asking, from fans, to the media, to rival teams. And Rowe has the answer: the road will decide. But the 29-year-old Welshman is in the privileged position of being an inside man – and knows both of his GC-contender teammates' qualities and personalities well. "The Tour de Suisse was a disappointment, and Geraint was right next to me when he went down," Rowe told reporters on Friday, referring to Thomas' crash that ended the stage race early for him in June, but with no lasting damage. "It would have been a better scenario to have ...

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Pinot: I Want To Show The Real Me In The Tour De France

Thibaut Pinot at the Groupama-FDJ press conference ahead of the 2019 Tour de France

Thibaut Pinot leads the Groupama-FDJ team of manager Marc Madiot for the 100th edition of the Tour de France . After a few difficult years, Pinot, 29, is hoping to regain the form that earned him stage wins and a podium in 2014. The team decided in December to focus solely on Pinot by leaving their sprinter Arnaud Démare at home. In the absence of Christopher Froome and Tom Dumoulin, it's 'l'année ou jamais' (now or never) for Pinot, as French media stated during the team's press conference in Brussels Expo on Wednesday evening. Pinot was asked if he wasn't fed up with the question. "No, I'm not bored about the question but I don't understand it, really. I'm 29 years old so I've still got quite a few years ahead of me. On the other hand, this is a year in which I'm hitting peak form, I'm keen to ...

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